Natrona Heights, PA, May 08, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Saturday was the day that the Sports Complex located on California Avenue in Natrona Heights became "HeartSafe". Through a partnership between the NHBSA (Natrona Heights Baseball and Softball Association) and NewHouse Medical, a complete AED package was donated and presented to Mr. Meanor, President of the Board of Directors.
"We are thrilled to have received a donation from NewHouse Medical of a complete AED package. We thought we were only receiving an AED. Now we have a complete package - even pediatric accessories to protect children under 8 years of age." - Mr. Meanor, President of the NHBSA said.
"I grew up playing baseball on these fields. I realize that more than 300 children play here as well. Add to that the fans, coaches and umpires and the number increases. I was fortunate enough to receive a baseball scholarship when I graduated from Highlands in 1992, and most of the fundamentals that led to that were learned right here."
"Now, I feel is the right thing to do what I could to protect these players, fans, coaches and officials. Lori Miller was a joy to work with and was very instrumental in coordinating this donation of an AED. I thank her for her hard word and am glad to know that the NHBSA is finally 'HeartSafe'"
"The Robbie Levine tragedy is an event we hope to have averted this Saturday." - Jason Heffran, President of NewHouse Medical.
About the Robbie Levine Tragedy
In 2005, Robbie Levine (age 9), died suddenly while on a little league field in Merrick, NY. He complained of dizziness several months earlier and was cleared by a pediatric cardiologist. When Robbie collapsed on the ball field, no defibrillator was available on the scene and, although his father, Dr. Craig Levine, performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Robbie could not be revived.